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physiologist , nutritionist.

Ernest Browning Forbes, American physiologist, nutritionist. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; member American Chemical Society, American Physiological Society, American Society Animal Production (president 1914, 15), American Institute Nutrition, Delta Tau Delta, Sigma Xi, Alpha Zeta, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Gamma Sigma Delta.

Background

Forbes, Ernest Browning was born on November 3, 1876 in Normal Illinois. Son of Stephen Alfred and Clara Shaw (Gatson) Forbes.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Illinois, 1897, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, 1902. Doctor of Philosophy, University Missouri, 1908.

Career

Chilldren—Lydia Frances, Winifred Mather, Stephen Alfred, II, Rosemary, Richard Mather. Zoological assistant, Illinois Biological Station, 1894-1896. Assistant to state entomologist of Minnesota, 1897-1898.

Zoological assistant Ill State Laboratory Natural History, 1899. Acting state entomologist of Minnesota, 1901. Assistant animal husbandry Illinois Agricultural Experiment Station, 1901-1902.

Instructor in animal husbandry University of Illinois, 1902-1903. Assistant professor animal husbandry U. Missouri, 1903-1907. Chief Department Nutrition, Ohio Agriculture Experiment Station, 1907-1920.

Specialist in nutrition, United Chemical and Organic Products Company, 1921, Institute American Meat Packers, 1922. Director Institute Animal Nutrition, professor animal nutrition Pennsylvania State College, 1922-1946, professor emeritus animal nutrition, since 1946.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Phosphorus Compounds in Animal Metabolism (with M. Helen Keith), 1914. Also numerous reports of research on energy, protein and mineral metabolism.

Membership

Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member American Chemical Society, American Physiological Society, American Society Animal Production (president 1914, 15), American Institute Nutrition, Delta Tau Delta, Sigma Xi, Alpha Zeta, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Gamma Sigma Delta.

Connections

Married Lydia M. Mather, August 18, 1903.

father:
Stephen Alfred Forbes

mother:
Clara Shaw (Gatson) Forbes

spouse:
Lydia M. Mather